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of normalcy today. classes resume at all newtown schools except for sandy hook elementary. the students return as that community says goodbye to more victims of friday's shooting at sandy hook. danielle lee is live in newtown, connecticut, with the latest. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: aaron, good morning. you may be able to make out a christmas tree over my shoulder. that's marking a memorial that's become the focal point of this little town. students may drive past it today as they head to class and return to routines for the first time since the shooting. it will be a reminder that some things will never be the same. yesterday we saw the first two funerals for the victims. there will be more today. there will be a viewing for the teacher vicky soto who died shielding her students. it's been incredible to see the mementos that people have been bringing to the memorials in tribute to these victims. police say the investigation continues. they have confirmed that the shooter went to shooting ranges with his mother who also was the rightful owner of those guns that he used in the crime.
after the tragedy at sandy hook. president obama's message on gun control heading into the new career. >>> the [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. [ female announcer ] go from zero to pizza in just 60 seconds with totino's pizza rolls and grab a bite of snack-defying, satisfying... because pizza...never...misses. it's on. let's roll. >>> the 3wbody of the man who fired inside a -- the hartfo"ha couran courant". before going to nearby sandy hook elementary school, killing 20 first graders and six adults and then he killed himself. a private funeral was held for lanza's mother. >>> since the connecticut shootings, a debate on gun control escalated from a simmer to a boil. just after the shootings, president obama promised to do something to prevent a similar incident from happening. yesterday on "meet the press" yesterday, the president plans to keep that promise. >> with public opinion, there's nothing you can't d
into sandy hook school with a two by four will be in court. that incident happened last week in -- christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on that board. police say he made general statement about school safety. no one was hurt. johnson, now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> later this morning, two of the three men accused of brutally beating a capitol hill man this summer will be in court. tommy branch and sonny cued i attacked and robbed maslin. he was in a coma for nearly two months. branch and his accomplice are due in court. the third suspect, michael moore, waived his right to a hearing. >>> today is the first day of the gun show in chantilly. protesters plan to be out in full force. the code pink, the social advocacy group, is prepared to protest outside. the group interrupted the nra news conference last week if you you remember this. they want stricter regulations when it comes to buying guns. >> the rules on gun shows are very loose. the feeling is, this is not a sane way to protect you and me and our kids. >> despite the protests, gun stores have seen a hug
are down a bit. many experts saying superstorm sandy slowed sales and now all of the talk about a fiscal cliff of course is making customers nervous. still sales this holiday season on track to top $586 billion. that is a lot of stuff to be purchased. live in alexandria, virginia, melissa mollet, news4. back to you. happy shopping if you head out today. >> thank you. we'll need the good luck. thanks, melissa. >>. >> here's a christmas present for you. the redskins are officially on a role. the skins took on the eagles and rg3 missed last week's game with the knee injury. didn't have trouble throwing for two touchdowns. in was defense that made the difference making a stop with less than ten seconds left in the game. this win puts the redskins at 9-6 on the season leading nfc east with a chance to clinch the division next week against the cowboys. if the redskins win, they take the division. if the cowboys win, they capture the title. the two square off sunday nit right here on nbc 4. 8:20 is your kickoff. a lot of folks will be sort of trying to get into the new year with a big win from
of children in newtown, connecticut. all schools will reopen except sandy hook elementary. police are holding it as a crime scene possibly for months. the shooting spree that left 26 people dead, 20 of them children. the apparent gunman, adam lanza practiced firing at shooting ranges. they don't have clues of why he snapped and or why he targeted the school. they lay to rest more victims. at least two more funerals will be held today. 6-year-olds noah pozner and jack pinto's funerals were yesterday. noahs sister escaped safely. jack's family said the little boy loved sports. this card was given to loved ones at his funeral. even people who never heard of newtown are coming to offer their support to a community coping with an unthinkable tragedy. >> just felt like we needed to do something to help out somehow and just being here i feel like it's helping us to help other people. >> the overwhelming support from the community and seeing the town come together like this is amazing. >> flower shops in newtown are taking orders from around the world as complete strangers order arrangements for the
inspired the nation." >>> the man accused of walking into sandy hook elementary school in shenandoah county, virginia with a two by four will be in court. the incident happened last week in strasburg. 33-year-old christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on the board. police say he made general statements about school safety. nobody was hurt. johnson is now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> today is the first day of the nation's gun show in chantilly. protesters plan to be out in full force. the group code pink is preparing to demonstrate outside the dulles expo center. do you remember this? this was at that nra announcement. the group interrupted that conference last week and say they want stricter regulations when it comes to buying guns. >> rules on gun shows are very loose. and feeling is that this is not a sane way to protect you and me and our kids. >> despite the protests, gun stores say they've actually seen a huge increase in sales because many fear stricter regulations in light of the newtown school shooting. >> 6:05 is our time now. we're a little more than 48 hours away if
. classes resume today at all newtown schools except sandy hook elementary. that building will remain closed indefinite indefinitely. the students will attend a school in the nearby town of monroe. more of friday's victims will be laid to rest today. funerals will be held for at least one of the students and one of the teachers killed. the first funerals were held yesterday. police are having a tough time figuring out the apparent gunman's motive. they say he smashed his computer shortly before the shooting spree. >>> one congressman will join gun control advocates in demanding stricter gun laws. david sissilini and the head of the brady campaign will present a letter signed by families affected by recent mass shootings across the country. that letter will be delivered to the white house and sissilini's colleagues on capitol hill. the white house says president obama will make gun has some pro-gun lawmakers considering new gun legislation. virginia senator mark warner and west virginia senator mansion will -- >> i don't know of anybody assa rifle. i don't know anybody that needs those types
of deep discounts and serious sales have stores hoping to reel customers in. experts say superstorm sandy slowed sales and talk of a fiscal cliff make shoppers nervous. sales expected on track to top $586 billion. can you believe that? that's a lot of cash. we're expecting lots of folks here later today. live in alexandria, melissa mollet, news4. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:06 right now. a longtime republican senator is apologizing for a drunk driving arrest. police in alexandria arrested idaho senator michael crapo early yesterday morning. officers pulled him over for running a red light. he failed a field sobriety test. blood alcohol content .11 above the legal limit in virginia. crapo is mormon and says he made a mistake and accepts responsibility for what happened. he's due in court next month. >>> just days after the nra's comments on the deadly sandy hook shooting sparked controversy, the debate over gun control in this country is in high gear. yesterday a small but vocal group of people demonstrated outside a gun shop in falls church. the group called for a ban on assault styl
sandy also likely slowed job growth last month. negotiations on a budget deal will continue today. meanwhile, president obama says a northern virginia family is proof that a deal must get done before the end of the year. he met with tiffany and richard santana yesterday. the middle class couple is living with tiffany's parents to help make ends meet. she wrote about her struggles to the white house as part of a social media campaign. >> at first it was just that white house.gov was going to come and get a little more information about our story, and we really thought it was going to be that, just white house.gov coverage. as the days went on, we understood that that senior white house officials was the white house official. so it was pretty exciting for us. >> president obama and lawmakers now have less than four weeks to reach a deal to avoid steep tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect. >>> 4:34 now. melissa mollet is at the live desk with breaking news. good morning, melissa. >> good morning. sirens are going off. a tsunami warning in japan. take a look at this video we
sandy. so stub hub is reselling tickets. the roling stones, alicia keys and other top bands are slated to play. proceeds will benefit the robin hood foundation. some people are upset scalpers ra raising prices to make a buck. stub hub says it will donate 100% of service fees and commissions for this event to the robin hood relief fund and goes on to say sellers listing tickets have the option to donate their proceeds to the fund among other charities. >> also backlash from the new york city marathon which organizers canceled because of sandy. when the race was called off in november, organizers had guaranteed runners a spot in next year's race. however, a message posted on the marathon's facebook page says, this year's race does not -- does count on the point system, which will help runners clinch a slot in 2013. there's also no mention of a guarantee this time. >> uh-oh. >>> we're dealing with gloomy conditions in our region. >> let's take you live right now, you want to be careful on the roads. look at that. we've already got traffic buildinging up there but the streets are slick. up
is resolved. superstorm sandy likely had an impact on the unemployment rate economisted expect the unemployment rate to remain at 7.9%. >>> president obama says this northern virginia couple is proof that lawmakers must come to an agreement on a budget deal by the end of the year. he met with tiffany and richard santana yesterday. living with tiffany's parents to help make ends meet. she wrote about her struggles to the white house as part of a social media campaign. >> we live with an extended family. we have two sets of adult incomes in our home. it would be more like a $4,000 tax increase for us, which would be relatively devastating for our family. i wanted to share that with the white house. i wasn't sure i was going to get a response, but i did want to at least make my voice heard. >> president obama says he'll only sign off on a budget deal that includes a tax hike for the wealthiest americans. republicans say they want to generate additional tax revenue by closing tax loopholes and eliminating some deductns. >>> the budget stalemate is taking its toll on maryland and vi
, help on the way to the district following superstorm sandy. >>> plus, the out of this world images that are giving us a new perspective on planet earth. >> it is really feeling like winter now. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. >>> welcome back. it is 37 degrees out there. do not adjust your monitors. this is what it feels like after a nice stretch of spring-like weather. tom telling us more about our forecast. >> we're in the 20s, much of the region under a clear sky. prince george's county bright and sunny by 7:00 this morning, but still going to be around freezing. for the lunch hour, only around 40 degrees there. here is the hour by hour forecast for the whole region. afternoon
of the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary. he sticks by his statement where he says the tragedy could have been prevented if every school has armed guards. >> it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> he sat down with "meet the press" david gregory yesterday and the first time he's taken questions. many called the comments out of touch. the shooting at sandy hook sparked a new debate on gun control after a man shot 20 children and six adults ten days ago. that debate was evident throughout the washington area over the weekend. a small but vocal group of gun control advocates showed up outside a gun shop in falls church calling for a ban on assault style weapons and ammunition and more funding for mental health programs. the nra's push to put armed guards in schools across the country has people talking. >> i actually would not have felt safer. i think i would have felt mo
. the reason i say that is because something happened in new york after hurricane sandy where taxi cabs went up and charged -- >> uber went up. >> yeah. >> a lot of things went up, gasoline went up. they call that taking advantage of disaster situation. but the reason this is a win for consumers, your original question, is the convenience that, you know, the fact that you can be on a street corner. you can be in an office. i could leave this studio this morning, go on my smartphone and limousine or car waiting for me. i don't have to go out and hail it on nebraska avenue and, of course, the taxi cab commission says, you can pick up the phone and call. try calling a taxi dispatcher in this day and time. and i think also taxes. you know, this is a new business. taxes. ♪ [ male announcer ] the machines are on the move. they're curious. because they've heard that there are new machines -- brilliant ones -- and they're coming to see for themselves. machines with the technology, the scale and the ability to communicate to make the world work better. and now all the machines want in. ♪ we'll be ri
emergency shelters and a military camp. about 400 are still missing. >>> after hurricane sandy, the national weather service is reconsidering how it issues warnings. they're considering issuie watches and warnings even if the storm is not a hurricane or tropical storm. it cause mid people to not realize the danger of the storm. meantime, the senate transportation committee will hold a meeting to discuss how the storm damaged transportation. >>> today is a big day in maryland. the state will start issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples. the documents will be post dated as january 1st, 2013. they are allowing this to avoid a black log at the first of the year, when same-sex marriage will be legal in maryland. the vote last month helped couples better plan their ceremonies. >> they really wanted maryland. they didn't want to go to d.c. they didn't want to go to delaware. so they were just kind of waiting. i have been doing ceremonies in maryland, but normally they get married in d.c. first and they do a big wedding ceremony for family and friends in maryland. >> court officials say the
, michael moore, waived his right to a hearing. >>> today the man accused of walking into sandy hook elementary school in virginia with a 2 by 4 will also be in court. that happened last week in strasburg. 33-year-old christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on that board. he made general statements about school safety. no one was hurt. johnson is charged with disorderly conduct. >>> the loudoun county sheriff's office is investigating a deadly shooting. it happened around 7:00 last night in sterling. deputies found the victims shot to death near great trail terrace and trail run terrace. his name has not been released. detectives believe the man was targeted. anyone with information about this case is asked to call police. >>> a busy day at the mall turned to chaos in newport news, virginia. police were called to the patrick henry mall last night for the report of a fight. they controlled the situation and left. but they had to come back less than an hour later. they found a mob of teenagers fighting. when officers stepped in, the teens started targeting police officers. five te
in that shooting. it's the first reported lawsuit since 20-year-old gunman adam lanza opened fire inside sandy hook elementary in newtown. he killed 20 first graders and six adults. >>> this morning, george h.w. bush's health appears to be improving. he's still in a houston intensive care unit after a persistent fever. sources say the 88-year-old is in good spirits, even singing to the hospital staff. bush has been in the hospital now for more than a month. doctors say they're optimistic about his recovery. >>> if you've ever wanted to go to the presidential inauguration ball hosted by the president, here's your opportunity. the presidential inaugural committee is making a limited number of tickets available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. the ball is january 21st at the walter e. washington convention center. you just have to sign up at their website. it's 2013pic.org. you can request up to two tickets after $60 a pop. >> hot ticket in town. >> in 2008, i was covering a ball which is not as fun as going to one and enjoying it. talk about the weather. last night we asked people t
of sandy. they feel the unemployment rate will remain at 7.9%. they're also concerned that the fiscal cliff is keeping jobs from hiring. vice president joe biden will have lunch with a group of middle class americans. their taxes could sky rocket if congress and president obama don't reach an agreement on a budget by the end of the year. the white house has highlighted several middle class families' struggles in making the case for a deal. >>> in syria tensioned at a boiling point between rebels and the government. syrian rebels have declared damascus international airport a military target, warning civilians and airlines not to approach it. this comes as reports of the government preparing to use chemical weapons on the civilians there. since march of 2011, 40,000 people have been killed in the country's civil war. >>> a u.s. capitol police officer is in the hospital this morning after being hit by a car. this happened around 8:30 last night around massachusetts avenue in northeast washington. we're told the officer was hit during a traffic stop. her condition has not been released. so far
the numbers down. sandy spring windchill reading at 22 degrees. east into prince george's county, around largo, you're feeling like 23. 21 right now the windchill reading in fairfax city and falls church. a cold one indeed this morning. 30 degrees under a partly cloudy sky. later today, we're going to see more clouds moving in. these will be high clouds. so today we'll be getting filtered sunshine throughout the area. as far as your forecast goes, here we go, folks. 32 degrees at 8:00 a.m. it will be cold. cool conditions by 10:00, 11:00 a.m. your temperature of 39 degrees. 46 the high. not too bad. but we could pick up a sprinkle for your late afternoon, evening hours. even around midnight. which should be around 39. let's get a look at first 4 traffic again with alexis davies. >> thank you, veronica. still tracking breaking news involving a tractor-trailer northbound 28. we've got three right lanes blocked right now due to the accident. left lanes are getting by. traveling elsewhere on the roadways, maryland beltway is running very smoothly right now. no incidents reported as you travel thro
is about to get more help from the federal government for sandy cleanup. president obama has declared a major disaster in d.c., ordering federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in areas affected by the massive storm. the declaration opens up more long-term federal aid. >> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. did you feel the cold as soon as you stepped out? >> how could you not feel it? it was obvious. let's go to tom. >> just 36 hours ago, i saw people jogging in shorts and t-shirts. it was around 7 0 degrees. now it's down below freezing. most of the region, all these areas in blue, west virginia, virginia, maryland, eastern shore in the 20s this morning. reagan national is at 35. and it's a little bit above freezing on the potomac near the bay. we've got a clear sky. a few whispy high clouds coming in from the north and west. here is your four-day forecast. afternoon highs today into the mid 40s with lots of sunshine and a light wind. and then tomorrow, we'll have a lot of cloudiness around. cold start, afternoon highs near 50 and a small chance of sprinkles and light rain. s
we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at sandy hook elementary does not happen again. >> the president called the day of the shooting the worst day of his presidency. >>> in new york, thousands came out in tribute of two firefighters killed during a christmas eve ambush. the flag-draped casket carrying volunteer firefighter michael chiapperini were brought into a high school auditorium in webster. chiapperini was one of two firefighters killed during an attack in which a man set his house on fire and then shot several responding firefighters. his fallen colleague, t tomas c jouk a -- coe zow ka was also laid to rest. >>> a bus crashed down a guardrail and down an embankment in oregon. more than 20 others had to be taken to the hospital. the bus crash was the second deadly accident along the same highway in the same day. >>> the woman who police say admitted to pushing a man into an on coming new york subway train will undergo a psychiatric examination. she's charged with murder as a hate crime for pushing an indian native to his death.
to victims of hurricane sandy. the senate yesterday approved an emergency spending package worth more than $60 billion. the bill passed 61-33 in the senate, but may not fare as well in the house where gop leaders favor a small package, at least for now. the storm was the most costly natural disaster since hurricane katrina in 2005 and one of the worst storms ever in the northeast. >>> time right now is 9:35. still ahead, how this winter storm is impacting travel for those heading o ut of town this holiday weekend. >>> and one lawmaker wants to give a gift to all of you who got the gift cards this season. >>> how [ male announcer ] there are plenty of reasons to be jolly at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more function in equinox and traverse... more dependability with the legendary silverado... and more style in the all-new malibu. chevy's giving more at the year-end event because 'tis the season. chevy's giving more. this holiday season, get a 2013 cruze ls for around $149 per month or get $500 holiday bonus cash. >>> an effort
you for joining us again. christmas will be very difficult for the families of sandy hook victims and the survivors in the newtown, connecticut, community. the sadness so many feel stretches far and wide and it's magnified because of the children's ages. how do we, as a nation, deal with this? >> christmas will never be the same again for those families or that community. those mothers and fathers and grandparents will live with that tragedy for the rest of their lives. i think they eventually -- eventually it will slip from the nation's memory and we will talk about it along the way but eventually as the years come and go it will be a passing memory. it will always be present in the lives of those persons who had to experience it. the christian faith, perhaps, is the one thing that those families can use to help them live through christmas for the rest of their lives and to take day in and day out with the message of christmas that there is a christ who loves us and cares for us and can console us. i think it will be the one thing that will make the difference in their eyes. >> r
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